This FAQ provides information about the unionization effort at Kickstarter from the perspective of the company's leadership. It was originally published on September 27, 2019, and we’re updating it as necessary. Last updated December 6, 2019.
What’s been happening with the organizing effort at Kickstarter?
Kickstarter’s leadership unequivocally supports the staff’s right to decide if a union would benefit them. On October 30, the union organizers here announced their intention to move toward a secret-ballot NLRB election. We believe this is the fairest way to resolve the internal debate over unionization. An election is likely to happen in the coming weeks.
The leadership is close to signing a neutrality agreement with the organizers. Under this agreement, the leadership will strictly limit its communication with the staff on union matters. We will be available to answer questions, but we won’t initiate any discussions of our views. The agreement also requires the organizers and the leadership to refrain from making any public statements about unionization to press or on social media during the election period. And the organizers and leadership will determine the makeup of the bargaining unit before an election. Read more